Faculty and Staff

Preventive Medicine Faculty

  • Joshua R. Mann, MD, MPH
    Chair and Professor
  • Caroline Compretta, PhD
    Assistant Professor
  • Ingrid Espinoza, PhD
    Assistant Professor
  • Fazlay Faruque, PhD
    Professor
  • Abigail Gamble, PhD
    Assistant Professor
  • Desiree Pendergrass, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor
  • Peter Pendergrass, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor
  • Alan Penman, MBChB, PhD, MPH
    Professor
  • Nancy West, PhD
    Assistant Professor
  • Yuichiro Yano, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor

Secondary appointments

  • Josie Bidwell, DNP - UMMC School of Nursing and Preventive Medicine Lifestyle Medicine Clinician
  • Joyce Olutade, MD - Medical Director, UMMC Employee Student Health

Graduate faculty

  • Mary Currier, MD, MPH - State Health Officer, Mississippi State Department of Health
  • Paul Byers, MD - State Epidemiologist, Mississippi State Department of Health
  • Victor Sutton, PhD - Director for the Office of Preventive Health, Mississippi State Department of Health
  • Andree Burnett, MD - Director, Primary Care, G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center
  • Charles Morris, MD - Director, Occupational Medicine, G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center
  • Randy Burke, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center
  • Jeanne Gabriele, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center
  • Debra Rice, MD - Director, Preventive Medicine, Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center
  • Lynda Jackson Assad, MD - Physician, Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center
  • Conner Reeves, JD - General Counsel, Mississippi State Medical Association
  • Buddy Daughdrill - Executive Director, Mississippi Public Health Association